Education

ToniicEd: Accelerate Your Impact Investing Journey

The ToniicEd Programme (previously called Activator) is an industry-leading educational curriculum designed to strengthen your skills as an impact investor.

The ToniicEd curriculum provides a systematic deep-dive of the fundamentals, frameworks, and best practices of the total portfolio approach to impact investing. The programme consists of on-demand educational courses with recorded webinars, learning exercises, course guides, and resources, all delivered via Toniic Connect.

Who can participate in ToniicEd?

  • Toniic Global Members
  • Selected Partners and their Communities

New for 2023: ToniicEd Learning Cohorts!

Engage in the curriculum for all three Series along a structured timeline in 2023, and connect with a group of your impact investing peers and our subject matter experts to share the learning journey.


ToniicEd Programme Curriculum

Series One: Fundamentals of Impact Investing
This series provides an educational experience that lays the foundation for impact investing including the vocabulary, frameworks, and investor styles needed to navigate the impact ecosystem – plus how to pick an approach, form a team, choose themes, and how to incorporate evidence.
Series One Curriculum
  • Understanding Impact Investing
  • Impact Investing Frameworks
  • Forming Your Team
  • Picking Your Approach
  • Incorporating Evidence
  • Choosing Focus Areas
  • Foundations and Impact Investing
  • Fundamentals Overview
Series Two: Introduction to Impact Portfolio Construction
This series provides an overview of both the traditional asset class allocation approach and “impact first” approaches to impact investing. Each asset class is covered in-depth to provide the knowledge you need to build a comprehensive impact portfolio.
Series Two Curriculum
  • Introduction to Impact Portfolio Construction
  • Cash and Banking
  • Public Equities
  • Private Equity Direct Deals
  • Private Debt
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Substitutes for Private Debt, Equity and Blended Finance
  • Real Assets
  • Putting it All Together
Series Three: Intermediate Impact Investing
This series will help you deepen your approach to impact investing, including measurement and management tools, crafting your theory of change, 100% approaches, and reimagining capitalism.
Series Three Curriculum

A Collection of sessions on the following topics that take you deeper after learning Fundamentals and the basics of Impact Portfolio Construction.

  • Impact Metrics and Management
  • Catalytic Capital
  • Integrating Philanthropy with Impact Investing
  • Systems Change Approaches

“From theory to practical examples, including sharing best practices with fellow impact investors, the Activator Program is an amazing opportunity to get a detailed guidebook of how to become an impact investor. Strongly recommended.”

Olivier Rieu

Activator Participant in 2020

“In the Activator Fundamentals program I was able to meet and engage with other members who, like me, are early in their impact investing journey which helped me build empathy and understanding with other perspectives and positionality in the impact investing ecosystem. I likely would not have had this if I did not participate in this program. It’s helpful to know that everyone is figuring it out and we are all on our own individual journeys as part of this collective.”

Keoni Lee

Activator Participant in 2021

Takuro Kimura

Activator Participant in 2021